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Disability Reports

2017

Government Accountability Office
The purpose of this report was to examine the SSA’s incentives and assistance for transition-age youth who receive Supplemental Security Income in finding employment. This report uses data on work incentives from the years 2012-2015 and from five Vocational Rehabilitation agencies in 2015.

2016

National Council on Disability
The 2016 edition of this report, which fulfills NCD’s statutory mandate to report annually on the state of disability policy in key areas, focuses on how information and communication technology (ICT) continues to transform modern life, and the potential ICT and assistive technology (AT) holds for improving how people with disabilities live in the world.
Department of Labor
The Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities submitted a Final Report to the Secretary of Labor and to Congress. The Final Report summarizes the findings, conclusions, and recommendations of the Committee on ways to increase competitive employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities or other individuals with significant disabilities as well as the use and oversight of the certificate program as carried out under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
U.S. Government Accountability Office
This information appears as published in the GAO’s 2015 High Risk Report. Federal disability programs across government remain fragmented and in need of modernization. Numerous federal programs provide a patchwork of services and supports to people with disabilities, and work independently without a unified vision and strategy or set of goals to guide their outcomes.
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
This report is produced annually by OPM in accordance with E.O. 13548, Increasing Federal Employment of Individuals with Disabilities. To fully realize the goals set forth in E.O. 13548, the Federal Government has undertaken strategic efforts to maximize its utilization of the talents of people with disabilities. This report provides an overview of some of these efforts.
National Council on Disability
This report reflects the perspectives of what disability stakeholders, self-advocates, parents, providers, and state Medicaid staff are experiencing at the state and community levels, and includes NCD policy recommendations for HHS / CMS, Congress, and state governments.
U.S. Department of Education
This document provides the public with a set of tables showing the number and percentage of school districts that would be identified with significant disproportionality if ED’s example risk ratio thresholds were adopted by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
National Council on Disability
The treaty allows “authorized entities” to create accessible versions of published materials and share them with individuals who need them to access the material at no cost.
National Council on Disability
This is the final report in a three-part series on ACA from NCD, each report considering a different aspect of ACA’s implementation, impact, or ongoing enforcement.
National Council on Disability
This report utilizes a formal literature review, interviews with key informants in ten states with diverse ACA implementation approaches, and a 50-state review of state policies involving key ACA provisions, such as decisions involving Medicaid expansion and selected essential health benefits of particular interest to people with disabilities.
National Council on Disability
This first report in the series provides a roadmap for monitoring the implementation of ACA and for making sure that this important federal law supports the outcomes the disability community has prioritized.

2015

National Council on Disability
This report provides testimonies and findings on the role of special education in the School-to- Prison Pipeline. The recommendations in this report focus on ways to improve existing special education delivery and enforcement systems to better meet the needs of students with disabilities who risk entering the Pipeline.
National Council on Disability
The new report from the National Council on Disability maps out the emerging revolution in transportation technology and explores the ways these advances have the potential to increase independence for people with disabilities, along with an examination of the various roadblocks that may be encountered en route to that destination. The report evaluates current technology, regulatory considerations, and obstacles both scientific and political; and provides recommendations for preventing or eliminating barriers, including model legislative language.
National Council on Disability
This report published by the National Council on Disability focuses on employment, education, health care, transportation, and housing, and demonstrates the impact of federal legislation and the critical role that disability advocates and state and local officials have played who translate the spirit and letter of the ADA and other federal legislation into practice.
National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) and Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)
National Core Indicators is a collaborative effort between the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI). The purpose of the program, which began in 1997, is to support NASDDDS member agencies to gather a standard set of performance and outcome measures that can be used to track their own performance over time, to compare results across states, and to establish national benchmarks.
National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability (NCD) published this policy brief, making substantive recommendations for the impending Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in order to improve higher education outcomes for students with disabilities.
National Council on Disability
This report from the National Council on Disability identifies barriers, facilitators, and successful practices to providing effective emergency-related communications for individuals with disabilities
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Multidisciplinary Research Team
In this report, the Multidisciplinary Research Team presents summary measures of housing accessibility based on the 2011 American Housing Survey, which included questions related to disability.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Multidisciplinary Research Team Report
In this report, the Multidisciplinary Research Team examines the characteristics of federally-assisted housing designated for disabled households living in the U.S.
Federal Partners in Transition Workgroup
This report was created by an interagency working group, the Federal Partners in Transition Workgroup, to identify ways to improve programs for youth with disabilities moving from school to work or higher education.
National Council on Disability
In this report, the National Council on Disability reviews the research on outcomes since the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, and reports that trends indicate that smaller, more dispersed and individualized community settings further integration and positive outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

2014

U.S. Department of Education
The 36th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2014† describes our nation’s progress in (1) providing a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children with disabilities and early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families, (2) ensuring that the rights of these children with disabilities and their parents are protected, (3) assisting states and localities in providing for the education of all children with disabilities, and (4) assessing the effectiveness of efforts to educate children with disabilities.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Working age adults with disabilities who get no aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely to have a chronic disease such as cancer, diabetes, stroke, or heart disease than their active peers, according to a Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This community report summarizes the main findings from the following published report: CDC. Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years—Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 sites, United States, 2010. MMWR 2014; 63 (No. SS 2):1-21.
University of New Hampshire University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED)
This report by the federally-funded University of New Hampshire University Center for Excellence in Disability is a companion volume to the 2014 Annual Disability Statistics Compendium. The Compendium presents many tables of data, including state and national values and trends over time.

2013

Federal Partners in Transition Workgroup
The following report outlines the results of the Federal Partners in Transition Workgroup’s Online National Dialogue, “Join the Conversation for Change: Help shape federal agency strategies for helping youth and young adults with disabilities successfully transition from school to work.” Responses from National Dialogue helped frame the efforts of the workgroup to develop an interagency strategy.
National Council on Disability
To assess the current state of knowledge and pinpoint remaining gaps that need to be filled with regard to self-direction as a strategy for organizing and delivering Medicaid funded services, in the fall of 2011 the National Council on Disability commissioned a study of Medicaid-funded self-directed services. This paper summarizes the key study findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
University of New Hampshire University Center for Excellence in Disability (UCED)
The Annual Disability Statistics Compendium (2013) by the federally-funded University of New Hampshire University Center for Excellence in Disability is a web-based tool that pools disability statistics published by various federal agencies together in one place, with statistics on people with disabilities and government programs that serve the population with disabilities. It is modeled after the Statistical Abstracts of the United States, published yearly by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The Compendium is designed to serve as a reference guide to government publications to make finding and using disability statistics easier.

2012

United States Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
This report, from the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, discusses the current disability employment situation, addresses some recent developments that create an opportunity to bring more workers with disabilities into the labor force, and calls on government and business leaders and others in the community to elevate this issue to a national priority. It addresses the goal of competitive, integrated employment; the impact of education on employment for individuals with disabilities; the need for alignment of federal spending with the goals of the American with Disabilities Act and more.
University of Minnesota, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration
This report provides statistics on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) receiving residential and Medicaid-funded services in the United States. In great detail, it covers current populations and longitudinal trends of state residential settings; characteristics and movement of residents of large state facilities; services provided by state and nonstate agencies; utilization of and expenditures of Medicaid Institutional and Home and Community Based services. Profiles of trends in state residential services for each state are also included in this report.
University of Minnesota, Research and Training Center on Community Living, Institute on Community Integration
This report describes the status of and trends in long-term supports and services (LTSS) for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) in the United States on June 30, 2012 based on annual surveys of directors of state IDD agencies and large state residential facilities. The report is produced jointly by the University of Minnesota’s Supporting Individuals and Families Information Systems Project (FISP) and Residential Information Systems Project (RISP). The FISP and RISP projects are Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’ (AIDD) data projects of national significance.
U.S. Department of Education Institute of Educational Sciences
This interim report from the Institute of Educational Sciences presents descriptive information on school-level accountability, adequate yearly progress (AYP), and school improvement status of schools accountable and schools not accountable for the performance of the students with disabilities (SWD) subgroup under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

2011

President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
In this report, the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) identifies critical federal programs and services, including public investments in education, employment, health care, income support, and long-term services and supports that promote independence and lifelong inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in their respective communities.

2008

Department of Labor
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor sponsored a consortium of expert researchers to examine "corporate culture" and its impact on employment opportunities, experiences and engagement at work for persons with disabilities. The goal of this research was to identify how organizational structures, values, policies and day-to-day practices affect the employment of people with disabilities. The study's results are helping to shape future employer policy and corporate perceptions of the ways in which organizational policies, practices, procedures and environment affect the "inclusion" experience of individuals with disabilities in the workforce.
 
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